Monthly Archives: May 2019

Structural basisof basal pilin incorporation into the bacterial pilus fiber

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Bacteria assemblevariety of hair-like surface organelles called pili or fimbriae on their surface for multiple purposes including adhesion, biofilm formation, immunomodulation, motility conjugation, and conducting electricity. Subtle differences in the pilus assembly and structure distinguish the bacterial strains and dictate tissue tropism and host specificity. Targeting pili and pili-mediated interaction appear to be a promising […]

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